At our last meeting, Andy Burns spoke on Astrophotography. Andy is chair of the Wiltshire Astronomical Society and has a great deal of knowledge which he regularly shares with different groups as part of the Society's outreach programme. For further information about WAS see www.wasnet.org.uk/
© NASA/Andy Burns
He encouraged us to get out even our non-specialist camera gear to explore the wonders of astronomy, even from our light-polluted back yards. Though images from Hawaii, Namibia, South Africa, China and Spain looked awfully attractive..... Andy uses video and freely available software to get sharp definition and often makes labelled drawings of what he finds in the skies. So do investigate our 11.5 billion year old galaxy sometime soon!